Tulku Trimé Özer

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Tulku Trimé Özer (Wyl. sprul sku dri med 'od zer) aka Rikdzin Chenpo Pema Drodul Sang-ngak Lingpa (pad+ma 'gro 'dul gsang sngags gling pa) (1881-1924) — was a great scholar and tertön of the Dudjom Tersar lineage. He was a son of Dudjom Lingpa, and his spiritual consort was Sera Khandro.

Birth, Family and Recognition

Tulku Trimé Özer was born in 1881 as the son of Dudjom Lingpa and of Kéza Sangye Tso [1]. His birth was announced to Dudjom Lingpa in a prophecy given to him in a vision.

He was recognised as the incarnation of Longchenpa and of the following other masters:

Training

At the beginning, Tulku Trimé Özer went to Dodrupchen Monastery with his older brother Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima, but later he chose not to stay in a monastic institutional setting, and went back to live and study with his father. He studied mainly with him and with brother Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima.

Activity

Tulku Trimé Özer taught extensively throughout Eastern and even Central Tibet. In 1904, following the passing away of his father, he initiated the construction — and later consecrated — of a stupa to house the relics of Dudjom Lingpa. Later, he managed to build a temple to house representations of his body, speech and mind. Tulku Trimé Özer propagated on a vast scale Dudjom Lingpa’s terma and arranged for their printing, a project he undertook with his student and consort Sera Khandro. He therefore had a tremendous impact on the Dudjom Tersar lineage.

Tulku Trimé Özer was also a tertön, and his 'Collected Works have totalled eighteen volumes, but it seems none have yet reappeared since the political events of the 1950’s in Tibet.

Students

Among Tulku Trimé Özer’s main students are:

Incarnation

This father and son connection during the time of Dudjom Lingpa and Tulku Trimé Özer prevailed during the 20th century as Dudjom Rinpoche’s eldest son, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, was recognised as the reincarnation of Tulku Trimé Özer. Another reincarnation of Tulku Trimé Özer was identified as Sera Yangtrul Rinpoche Tsultrim Gyatso.

Notes

  1. Kéza Sangye Tso was the second consort of Dudjom Lingpa, and also the mother of Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal and of Namtrul Mipham Dorje.

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